Posted: Fri January 4, 2013 11:38AM; Updated: Fri January 4, 2013 11:47AM

Germany midfielder Holtby to join Tottenham

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Lewis Holtby
German midfielder Lewis Holtby had been with Schalke since 2009.
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LONDON (AP) -- Germany midfielder Lewis Holtby has agreed to join Tottenham from Schalke in July after reaching a deal with the Premier League club.

Tottenham says the free transfer is subject to Holtby passing a medical examination.

The 22-year-old Holtby rejected a proposed extension of his Schalke contract, which expires at the end of the season.

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